Bushra Akhtar

London, United Kingdom

Bushra's Skills
Business Development
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Bushra

I have worked for over 10 years in the Finance Industry reluctantly, but have always had the desire to start my own business. I worked on the Business side of Banking, working closely with IT, Ops other other specialist areas like Legal and Marketing, to solve business problems. My other specialist area is Project Management and Risk Analysis particularly Business Risk.

I started to work in property about 4-5 years, however due to my creative nature and my background in Computer Science, I can't help but find technical solutions to a lot of the problems faced in the industry. I am never short of ideas however as with anything ideas can only come to life if you can implement them. I am looking a co-founder who can work with me to bring the idea(s) I have to life (after of course testing the viability), someone who is a doer, respects deadlines, is an ace programmer and wants to see the business thrive.

I have a specific business idea and have drafting a Business Plan. I do have some potential investors lined up however they would like to see the idea developed a bit more and the right team in place before they seriously consider investing. I am looking for a co-founder who can build a prototype to show to investors and get initial feedback then take the product to full development.

I do have a Masters in Computer Science (although I have used little of it), with the right guidance I can assist with the programming and become hands on if it is required and assist with testing etc (although ideally my best time would be spent building the business being a team player I'm happy to help if the need arises).

Education

University of Birmingham

MSC Computer Science

2003 - 2003

University of Sheffield

BSc Biomedical Science

2002 - 2002

Accelerator/Incubator

iLab